Medical Termination of Pregnancy also known as abortion is intentional or voluntary termination of pregnancy.
The conditions in which medical termination of pregnancy is advised are as follows:
i. MTPs are advised when continuation of the pregnancy could be harmful or even fatal either to the mother, the foetus or to both.
ii. MTPs are advised if the foetus is suffering from an incurable disease.
iii. MTPs are considered safe if done in first trimester of the pregnancy.
iv. MTPs are advisable when one wants to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
v. MTPs require the assistance of qualified medical personnel; otherwise they are unsafe and could also be fatal of mother.
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